Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies by Charles R. Goeldner

Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies

Charles R. Goeldner and J.R. Brent Ritchie
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  • ISBN
    9780470084595 / 0470084596
  • Title Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies
  • Author Charles R. Goeldner and J.R. Brent Ritchie
  • Category Tourism Industry
  • Format
  • Year 2008
  • Pages 624
  • Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons
  • Imprint John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Edition
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 193mm x 41mm x 236mm


This is a revision of the most comprehensive and widely used introductory text for tourism and hospitality students worldwide. It covers theories, philosophies, and practices of tourism while introducing students to the development, structure, and impact of tourism on destinations and travelers alike. This edition features new professional profiles that give insights into tourism careers; more end-of-chapter review tools; a revised four-color insert; and more! The most comprehensive text available, “Tourism, 11th Edition” offers an undergraduate- or graduate-level introduction to this important industry.

Publisher Description

A new edition of the bestselling introduction to tourism textbook

From the local to the global level, the forces that shape today's economic and social conditions also affect the tourism industry. Anyone involved in the work or study of today's tourism industry must consider all these factors together and their effect on it.

This updated and revised Eleventh Edition of “Tourism” presents a comprehensive introduction to travel and tourism, while continuing the tested approach of successful previous editions. New and revised coverage, integrating the latest developments in the tourism industry, includes: Profiles of such industry leaders as J. W. Marriott, Jr, of Marriott International, Inc., James Rasulo of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Francesco Frangialli, Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization Lively and fun “Global Insights” look at emerging areas of importance in tourism Demographic trends, such as how the many new travelers from BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) recreate and seek culture New information on transportation options, including high-speed rail and river cruises New consideration of the use of the Internet, particularly Web 2.0 (podcasting, social networks, and blogs), in tourism research, marketing, and promotion Updates on passport, visa, and governmental policies Expanded treatment of crisis management Moving easily between theory and practice, “Tourism, Eleventh Edition” offers an unparalleled discussion of recreational travel today, and is suitable both as a lively learning tool for students and a reliable go-to reference for tourism professionals.

“...a comprehensive introduction to travel and tourism, while continuing the tested approach of successful previous editions...offers an unparalleled discussion” (, February 5th 2009)

Author Biography

Charles R. Goeldner, PhD , is Professor Emeritus of Marketing and Tourism at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also the founding editor of the Journal of Travel Research. J. R. Brent Ritchie, PhD , the founding Chair of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Tourism Education Council, holds the Professorship in Tourism Management and is Chair of the World Tourism Education and Research Centre at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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